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Welcome! We hope you will be able to join us in convivial music-making.


Join Us!

The East Bay Recorder Society (EBRS) is an association of recorder enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay area. Recorder players from beginning to advanced levels are invited to join, to play music together and to learn more about the recorder with a different professional conductor each month (September-May or June). Please go to our "Join Us!" page for our membership form. But if you wish to attend for a first time as a non-member, it is free (with a $10 charge for addtional monthly meetings thereafter until you join).


Monthly Playing

Our monthly playing sessions for the 2019/2020 season were expected to continue Saturday 10:00am -12:30pm April 4th with conductor Andrew Levy and Friday evening May 1st with conductor Andy Canepa. However, due to Gov. Newsom's request in mid-March for house isolation followed then by more extensive regulations to "shelter in place" our planned monthly playing sessions April 4th and May 1st had to be cancelled.


However, our conductor locater, Rachel Bradley, has now announced the conductors for our upcoming 2020/2021 season, which you can read more about on our "monthly" page. Our new season's session will begin with Hanneke van Proosdij leading us online September 4th in the evening.


Special playing session--save the date

We are pleased to announce that Shira Kammen will be leading us in a Saturday workshop October 24th. Please go to our "special" page for more information.


Download our Gig Book:

The East Bay Recorder Society makes this work available to the recorder community in commemoration of Eileen Hadidian.  It may be used freely for any non-commercial purpose.  This compilation of accessible music for amateur ensembles includes duets, trios, quartets and a quintet drawn from a wide variety of public domain sources. Click the Gig Book image to the upper right for the work.



Susan Jaffe

Susan Jaffe, President

Gig Book link


Gig book EBRS Gig Book




Hanneke van Proosdij


Shira Kammen

Shira Kammen